"Throes" Turns Two

Two years ago today, Dick Cheney declared the Iraqi insurgency was in its "last throes."

In those two years, 1,049 U.S. soldiers have been killed in Iraq -- nearly a third of all American military personnel killed in the entire war. That day Cheney said, "I think we're making major progress. And, unfortunately, as I say, it does involve sending young Americans in harm's way." On this last day in the deadliest month in over two years for U.S. service men and women, we've got to wonder what it'll take to either bring on the real "last throes" or to bring our friends and kids and siblings home.

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